US stocks little changed at end of a volatile week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are little changed in the early going on Wall Street as trading quieted down at the end of a turbulent week.

The Dow Jones industrial average edged down a point to 15,175 in the first few minutes of trading Friday. The Dow had surged 180 points the day before. It’s still down slightly for the week.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up a point at 1,637. The Nasdaq composite was up two points at 3,447.

Casey’s General Stores fell 2 percent after the convenience store operator reported earnings that fell short of what analysts were expecting.

Restoration Hardware jumped 17 percent after the home products chain’s raised its forecast for full-year earnings.

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